Computer Crime: A Peopleware Problem. Proceedings of a Conference Held in Monterey, California on October 25 - 26, 1993
DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH ANDEDUCATION CENTER MONTEREY CA
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We conceived this conference to study the key element in automated information systems the human interface with the computer. We design trusted systems with more than adequate safeguards for the protection of information. We install elaborate flagging devices to ensure that system integrity is not violated. Yet, we now realize that the human, or Peopleware, problem is the most vexing. Much of the content of this report can be applied to any situation where insiders or determined outsiders gain access and do harm. Computers are the vector. They are the means by which a criminal end is reached. Nonetheless, the speed and stealth by which such information can be transmitted makes computer crime a dangerous threat to our national security. This group of security and computer professionals, both government and private, expresses concerns about computer crime that should be heard by a wider audience.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Military Intelligence